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Paola Ceccarelli is Professor in Greek Cultural History in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at Durham University. Her research interests range from ancient dance and theatre to ancient historiography and epistolary writing.
Table of Contents
Preface Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations 1. Ancient Greek Letters: An Introduction Part I: Greek Beginnings: Writing and Letter Writing, Evidence and Representation 2. Writing and Letter Writing: The Evidence 3. Writing and Letter Writing: Representations 4. When a Letter and Why? Narrative Strategies in the Ancient Historians Part II: Letter-Writing and the Polis 5. Writing and Letter-Writing on the Athenian Dramatic Stage 6. Letters on the Legal and Political Stage 7. Royal Letters and City Decrees: the Greek Cities and Epistolary Writing 8. Epilogue Appendix I Archaic and Classical Documentary Letters Appendix II Some ancient texts on the invention of writing Appendix III Official Letters sent by Greek Poleis or Koina and Inscribed on Stone Bibliography Index